Arts community to Gov. Baker: Cultural facilities matter
Over the last two years, then-Governor Deval Patrick allocated $15 million for the state Cultural Facilities Fund – triple what it had been in previous years. With a new administration taking over the reins for arts and cultural funding, we have a timely opportunity to convince Governor Baker that our cultural venues make Massachusetts a great place to live, work, play, and visit.
Telling our stories
But who can tell the story about our cultural venues better than the folks who see their impact everyday? That’s why we have partnered with the arts and cultural organizations that have received cultural facilities grants in these past two years of strong state investment. Their stories show the full array of the benefits that the Cultural Facilities Fund brings to the statewide creative community.
Check out our featured stories:
Pressed to restore its aging 19th century building, Fitchburg Art Museum received a cultural facilities grant and got to work to open the space back up to the public. Their revamped facility – home to their permanent collection and major exhibitions – draws in visitors and helps the community flourish as a cultural destination: